Why does the client machine still point to the old computer name?
Posted on 2008-10-15
I had two users that switched computers. To reflect the computer name with thier job role, I renamed the computers. They are on the same Windows 2003 server domain. I renamed ACCOUNTING to SECRETARY and then renamed SECRETARY to ACCOUNTING. I did this first by removing both PC's from the domain adding them to a workgroup. I removed the computers in Active Directory and then renamed the PC's then added back onto the domain. Now if I try using RDP or ping SECRETARY it is pinging the ACCOUNTING computer which is the old SECRETARY computer. Same thing with RDP, it connects to the old computer. Is this an issue with a GUID? Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.